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Life is a journey, travelling is living twice.” – Omar Khayyam – (Persian poet of XII century)I am a tour leader. I visited many countries… not to find myself, tot o learn how to live. And from you, and all of those I met during my journeys I...more
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Booked the Courtesan tour with Nadia. A fascinating and highly enjoyable half day spent touring Venice with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Learnt so much about the City itself and its history. I would thoroughly recommend it.
We first used Friend in Venice tours a couple of years ago when we had an excellent Courtesan Tour with Giorgia. Being back in Venice we decided to repeat the experience, this time with Nadia as our guide.
Yet again the tour was an excellent...More
We took 3 hrs tour with dear Nadia (finally was more than 4 hrs:) she took us on beautiful private lunch to one of the palaces surrounding Grand Canal and shared a lot about her home town when walking or on boat, great and authentic...More
The 3 hour Venice Off the Beaten Path and canal tour was wonderful. Our guide Giorgia was very friendly and knowledgeable. Her love and enthusiasm for Venice is contagious! I highly recommend this tour, it is an excellent way to see the city from the...More
Linda Met us at 10 am right on time. When we first met her I knew instantly we were in for a treat. When we had emailed her to sort out details she asked what we wanted to see and do and the day she...More
We had one afternoon to explore Venice and Nadia’s tour was superb. She took us off the beaten path to explore the history, the people and the culture of her remarkable city. We would have blithely walked by facades of buildings without understanding their significance...More
I am an history lover and I was looking for a non standard guide...I mean somebody that could lead me around Venice not following standard touristic tracks and that could make me enjoy a real venetian atmosphere.
Well I found on Nadia what I was...More
Our visit to Venice was topped off with a wonderful private tour of Venice with Nadia Danesin. It was four hours long and Nadia customized the tour for our needs as ladies in our 50's and 60's. Nadia's knowledge and love of her home town...More
We spent two days with Nadia learning about Venice from a proud citizen who has lived in and studied Venice for years. We walked the back streets of the city where Venetian live and work. Nadia explained so many things about the city, its people,...More
We were two couples with an interest in the construction methods used to build Venice.
Wilma started our tour with an explanation of the history of Venice which dovetailed nicely into the description of the building methods used.Our tour was perfectly tailored to our interests.Wilma...More
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.